T-Mobile has recently announced its new product, the TVision Hub. It is a streaming dongle that offers Google TV. Now, avid smart television users are wondering how this upcoming streaming dongle is any different or better from the Chromecast with Google TV which belongs to Google.
So, in this write-up, I bring you a brief comparison between the T-Mobile TVision Hub and Chromecast with Google TV. Both of the streaming sticks bring Google TV for the users.
Differentiating T-Mobile TVision Hub and Chromecast with Google TV
I have mentioned the difference between the streaming dongles based on various factors.
While mostly the design is the same on TVision Hub and the Chromecast with Google TV, the former has more width than the latter. Both are etched into an HDMI connector.
The Chromecast with Google TV has an Amlogic S905X3 chip under the hood whereas the TVision Hub packs an Amlogic S905Y4 processing unit within itself.
Coming to the color of the streaming dongle, T-Mobile TVision Hub is offered only in a single color option which is of a darker shade. Compared to that, the Chromecast with Google TV comes in various colors such as Sky (Blue shade), Snow (Whiter shade), and Sunrise (Pink finish).
The TVision HUB from T-Mobile costs $50. Chromecast with Google TV was priced the same during its launch. In recent days, the price of the streaming dongle from Google has dropped to $39.99.
|Chromecast with Google TV||T-Mobile TVision Hub|
|Processor||Amlogic S905X3 Chipset||Amlogic S905Y4 Chipset|
|Memory||2GB RAM/ 8GB flash Storage||2GB RAM / 8GB Flash|
|Ports||HDMI, USB-C||HDMI, Micro USB, USB-C, Ethernet|
|Wireless Standards||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Voice Support||Google Assistant||Google Assistant|
|TV Compatibility||HDMI-enabled TV, 4K Ultra HD TV required for viewing 4K content||HDMI-enabled TV, 4K Ultra HD TV required for viewing 4K content|
|Output Resolution||Up to 4K Ultra HD with HDR||480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p and 4Kx2K|
|Video and Audio Support||Dolby Vision, VP9, HLG decode, HDR10, HDR10+ wide color space, Dolby audio pass-through mode||Other than what Chromecast with Google TV has T-Mobile TVision Hub with Google TV has AVI decode.|
T-Mobile TVision Hub is Better than Chromecast with Google TV?
T-Mobile’s streaming dongle offers a fairly new chipset compared to the Chromecast. Also, TVision Hub supports AV1 decoding which the Chromecast with Google TV doesn’t.
While the Chromecast with Google TV only offers a USB-c port, the T-Mobile TVision Hub offers a MicroUSB port along with a LAN cable connecting port.
T-Mobile’s streaming device is based on Android TV 11, but Google’s streaming dongle is based on the older Android TV 10. But T-mobile’s TVision Hub with Google TV has very limited availability.
So, that should give you a clear idea of how T-Mobile is different from Chromecast with Google TV. The only highlight of the gadget duo is both devices offer Google TV out of the box.